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Blyth's kingfisher

Thai: นกกะเต็นเฮอคิวลิส, nok kraten Hoekhiulit

Binomial name: Alcedo hercules, Alfred Louis Laubmann, 1917

The Blyth's kingfisher (Alcedo hercules) is a kingfisher distributed in Bangladesh, India, China, Bhutan, Myanmar, Laos, Vietnam. It is found along streams in evergreen forest and adjacent open country from 200 - 1200 m, mainly at 400 - 1000 m.

The common name commemorates Edward Blyth (1810–1873), English zoologist and Curator of the Museum of the Asiatic Society of Bengal.

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Scientific classification

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Aves
Order
Coraciiformes
Family
Alcedinidae
Genus
Alcedo
Species
Alcedo hercules

Common names

  • Thai: นกกะเต็นเฮอคิวลิส, nok kraten Hoekhiulit

Conservation status

Near Threatened (IUCN3.1)

Near Threatened (IUCN3.1)

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